• Paper Digest

Embodied AI: Bridging the Gap to Human-Like Cognition

09 August 2023

Our brain has evolved through embodiment in a physical system – the human body – that directly senses and acts in the world. In contrast, most of the currently used AI systems have no ‘bodies’ and lack a direct connection to the physical world. Connecting AI systems to the physical world through robotics and designing them based on principles from evolution, is a promising approach to develop AI with more human-like cognition. This is the position taken by HBP researcher and Professor at the University of Sheffield in Cognitive Robotics Tony Prescott in a paper recently published in Science Robotics.

  • Announcement

Register now! Full programme of the HBP concluding event now available

04 August 2023

From September 12 - 13, 2023, the Human Brain Project will celebrate its successful conclusion with a scientific symposium at Forschungszentrum Jülich. The symposium will be accompanied by scientific exhibits, an impressive picture gallery, guided tours and hands-on training sessions. The full programme is now available and registration is open until August 20.

  • Announcement

Join us for the concluding event of the Human Brain Project

10 July 2023

12–13 September 2023, the Human Brain Project will celebrate its successful conclusion with a scientific symposium at Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany. In addition to the international project partners and the scientific community, representatives from politics and the media are cordially invited to attend. Registration for the two-day event is open.

  • Paper Digest

Measuring & describing consciousness: clinical tool and theoretical model prove compatible

30 June 2023

The debate on how to describe consciousness is lively in the research community. A recent paper in Neuroscience of Consciousness develops an analytical comparison between a clinical tool for assessing residual conscious activity, the so-called Perturbational Complexity Index, and a theoretical model of consciousness that is different from the one that inspired it, the Global Neuronal Workspace Theory, showing that they are compatible for a number of theoretical and empirical reasons.

  • Event Report

HBP Fundraising Bootcamp for start-ups

22 June 2023

The Human Brain Project (HBP) Innovation Team is delighted to share that on May 30th and 31st, the HBP Fundraising Bootcamp for start-ups took place at the EBRAINS headquarters in Brussels. Over the course of two full days, the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) successfully brought together nine HBP entrepreneurs with six recognized international business angels and venture capital institutions from Europe and the USA. The event also welcomed members of the European Innovation Council (EIC). The initiative provided an opportunity for reflection and discussion on the most relevant challenges faced by technology leaders and researchers working in the Neuroscience …